The following link will take you to an excellent article about stay-at-home moms:
One quote to give you a taste of the article:
The people who completely immerse themselves in the tiring, thankless, profoundly important job of raising children ought to be put on a pedestal. We ought to revere them and admire them like we admire rocket scientists and war heroes. These women are doing something beautiful and complicated and challenging and terrifying and painful and joyous and essential. Whatever they are doing, they ARE doing something, and our civilization DEPENDS on them doing it well. Who else can say such a thing? What other job carries with it such consequences?
The fact is, children are blessings from God. They are the future of our country. Children are far more important than material things. The women who realize that are the wise ones.